Walker, 1862, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 26:
Omiza sublimbaria Warren, 1897, Novit. zool., 4: 401.
Walker; Holloway, 1976: 76.
Diagnosis. This is a small species with dark grey wings that are traversed by green
bands medially; that of the forewing is bounded distally by an oblique
postmedial, extending at the dorsum to the antemedial but narrowing anteriorly.
The forewing discal mark is prominent, resembling that of the next species.
Geographical range. Borneo, Sumatra.
Habitat preference. The species is common in lowland and lower montane
Biology. The species has been reared by Mr Chey Vun Khen and staff at the Forest
Research Centre, Sepilok. The early instars are slender, greenish yellow, with
blackish longitudinal and oblique stripes along the body. The seta are on
prominent chalazae. There is a striking pair of digitate processes subdorsally
on A3 and more adpressed, irregular projections on A4.
The host-plant was Paraserianthes falcataria (Leguminosae).
to Contents page